Jim Dine Heart

Jim Dine heart projectJim Dine is an American pop artist, famous for his series of heart paintings.

This project uses tissue paper, glue and oil pastels to create a heart in his very textured style. Coloring over wrinkled paper with oil pastels is a guaranteed way to get that rough look that Jim Dine is famous for.

• View and download Jim Dine PDF tutorial

• Card stock paper
• Tissue paper
• White glue
• Crayola oil pastels

1. Use watery glue (50/50 mixture) to attach strips of tissue to card stock paper. Let dry.
2. Trim off excess paper. Use oil pastels to color a heart.
3. Add layers of pastel until you are happy with the look.

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Jim Dine Texture Heart 1




One Response

  1. schnapsalvin

    We’re doing these, and they’re coming out great. The students were at first reluctant to “get physical” with the pastels, but once they allowed themselves to be free within the process, they saw the work take off. Since Valentine’s Day has passed, they asked if they could use other shapes aside from the heart; they came up with moons, suns, stars, hearts, mandala…very simple shapes. I am excited to see the end result!

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